It's a given that teachers and administrators want their students to understand the risk factors for breast cancer and bring awareness to the disease that has touched so many lives.And yet, when one group of students tried to do something about it by wearing breast cancer awareness bracelets, school administrators called them obscene ...
The latest outcry at schools across the country doesn't have to do with cell phones, texting, racy music or clothing--nope, it has to do with what kids are trying to do to bring awareness to breast cancer.
There's no love for the message on a 1-inch thick rubber bracelet,ABC News reports, with the message "I love boobies." The bracelets are part of a nationwide campaign launched several months ago to help teens become more aware of breast cancer.They were designed by the Keep A Breast foundation, a non-profit based in California with a mission "to "help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support."
South Dakota's Baltic High School recently banned the bracelets, along with other schools in California and Florida.
"When we had an assembly the first day of school, I basically told the students we were not insensitive to the cause," Baltic High Principal Jim Aisenbrey toldUSA Today."I do think there are more proper ways to bring this plight to the attention of people, and I don't think this is a proper way."
Do you think these bracelets are in poor taste, or are they doing what they should be: getting people to talk?Would you wear a bracelet like this?
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